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Chachi Gonzales

Olivia "Chachi" Hildén
Chachi Gonzales in 2012
Olivia Irene Gonzales

(1996-01-23) January 23, 1996 (age 23)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
OccupationDancer, choreographer, actress
Years active2011-present
Jukka Hildén

Olivia Irene Hildén (née Gonzales; born January 23, 1996), better known as Chachi Gonzales, is an American dancer, choreographer and actress. She was a member of the dance crew I.aM.mE, which won the sixth season of America's Best Dance Crew in 2011.[1][2]

Life and career

Olivia Irene "Chachi" Gonzales was born in Houston, Texas. At the age of 6, Gonzales enrolled at a local dance studio and was trained as a ballet dancer. Three years later at a dance event she attended, Gonzales witnessed a hip hop dance crew for the first time. One of the crews there was Marvelous Motion, whose members (Phillip Chbeeb, Di Zhang and Brandon Harrell) would later become her fellow crew members in I.aM.mE. Gonzales became immediately intrigued and decided to participate in hip hop from then on. She enrolled at Lanier Middle School where hip hop was one of the dance styles taught. She was reserved at first, but after months of training Gonzales honed her skills and became more confident. Eventually, Gonzales' dance teacher, impressed with Gonzales' skill, asked her to lead the group she was being taught in. Shortly after, her mother located the Marvelous Motion Studios and enrolled her in a few classes. From then on, Gonzales continued to dance as much as possible, honing her skills.

In 2010, after the disbandment of Marvelous Motion, its three members Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb, Di "Moon" Zhang and Brandon "747" Harrell held an audition to create a new crew, I.aM.mE. Added to the lineup were the three new members: Olivia "Chachi" Gonzales, Emilio "Millie" Dosal, and Jana "Jaja" Va?ková in preparation for America's Best Dance Crew: Season of the Superstars. Gonzales was the youngest member of I.aM.mE.

Awards and appearances

Gonzales was one of the backup dancers for the Tribute to Britney Spears as part of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

In 2012, she was named "Teen Choreographer of the Year" at the World of Dance 2012 Industry Awards,[3] and made a dance appearance with I.aM.mE in the Disney TV programme, Shake It Up.[4]

In June 2013, she choreographed the dance to the second theme song of the fashion doll franchise Monster High, in "We Are Monster High".[5]

She took the lead role in the 2014 feature film The Legend of DarkHorse County, directed by Shawn Welling and produced by Welling Films.[6][7][8]

Gonzales was one of the cast in the second season of teen drama East Los High which commenced on July 7, 2014.[9]

At the 2014 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival awards, Gonzales won the Remi Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Legend of DarkHorse County.[10] In 2015, she won the silver Remi Awards for Original Comedy Short for the 2014 In the News episode "Dog Day" and for the AXI episode "Alive" for Best Dramatic Original Short Film. All of these films were produced by Welling Films of Houston, Texas.

In May 2015, Gonzales visited the Philippines for the second time to judge in the grand finals of the Jagthug World Dance Off competition which was held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila on May 30, 2015.[11] Judging alongside her were Misha Gabriel and Andrew Veluz. They also taught two days of dance workshops at SM Megamall.

Personal life

In 2018, Gonzales began dating Jukka Hildén and they got engaged in August 2018. On May 29, 2019, they announced publicly via Instagram and YouTube that Gonzales was pregnant. They married on September 28, 2019, in Lapland, Finland.[12]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Shake It Up I.aM.mE dancer Episode: "Wrestle It Up"
2014 The Legend of DarkHorse County ChaChi Bishop Film
2014 East Los High Jasmine Recurring role (seasons 2-3)
2015-2017 Chachi's World Herself Reality web series (go90)[13]
2016 Make It Pop Herself Episode: "Summer Splash Spectacular"; as Olivia 'Chachi' Gonzales
2016 Freakish Addy 4 episodes (season 1)
2016 Guidance Brianna Wheeler Web series (go90); main role (season 2)[14]
2018 Ultimate Expedition Herself Episode: "We've All Got a Screw Loose "
2018 Light as a Feather Noreen Listerman Recurring role (season 1), 5 episodes
2019 Posse Herself Episode #6.10
Music videos
Year Song Artist Notes
2012 "School Girl" Adam Irigoyen [15]
2013 "Thank You" Jason Chen [16]
2014 "Lips Are Movin" Meghan Trainor [17]


  1. ^ "America's Best Dance Crew Season 6: Finale Recap : Reality TV, Game Show, Talk Show, News - All Things Unscripted Social Network Casting Community". Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Sorich, Sonya (June 5, 2011). "ABDC Season 6 winner: I Am Me wins America's Best Dance Crew 2011 | Television | Columbus Ledger Enquirer". Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "WOD 2012 Industry Awards: Teen Choreographer of the Year - Chachi Gonzales". September 6, 2011. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ "Olivia "Chachi" Gonzales | DanceMedia, LLC". Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "We Are Monster High® Dance Tutorial with Chachi Gonzales". YouTube. June 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "Shawn Welling Presents: A Double Film Screening of DarkHorse & The Messenger". DancersGlobal. April 5, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ Angel Alzona (January 27, 2012). "Friday Feature - Chachi: DarkHorse". Art Room Collective. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ "AXI 5 (Full Feature): The Legend of Dark Horse County". Facebook. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ "Chachi Gonzales Joins the cast of Hulu's East Los High Soap". Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival wraps up 47th season".
  11. ^ "About - Jag Thug". Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
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  13. ^ Todd Spangler (March 23, 2016). "Verizon Go90 to Launch Kids' Dance-Competition Series From DanceOn". Variety. Retrieved 2019. "Dance-Off Juniors" follows Go90's previous launch of... "Chachi's World," a docu-series about dancer Chachi Gonzales (winner of MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew").
  14. ^ Todd Spangler (October 12, 2016). "Arden Rose, Erica Dasher Star in 'Guidance' Season 2 on Verizon Go90". Variety. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Adam Irigoyen - School Girl". YouTube. November 11, 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  16. ^ "Thank You" - Official Music Video (Jason Chen Original) ft. ChaChi. YouTube. February 13, 2013.
  17. ^ Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin. YouTube. November 19, 2014.

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